New £2m recycling centre for Skegness proposed in Lincolnshire County Council draft budget

Skegness could get a new £2m recycling centre as part of the Lincolnshire County Council budget proposals.

A new £2m recycling centre is being proposed in the Lincolnshire County Council draft budget for 2022.
A new £2m recycling centre is being proposed in the Lincolnshire County Council draft budget for 2022.

Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) is currently consulting on its 2022/23 draft budget, which is for £534.515m, an increase of 5.2%.

This is based on a 3% council tax increase for social care and reflects the reduced Highway maintenance allocation from DfT of 25%.

The government has raised the amount they give us by around £16m to £77m this year and there are more people paying tax.

The total amount included in the budget for waste expenditure is just over £4m, including equipment and vehicles for waste transfer stations.

As well as Skegness, currently situated in Warth Lane, Kirkby on Bain household waste recycling centres would be replaced.

Work on a new £2m recycling centre at Tattershall Thorpe, which was included in the last financial year, began late last year.

A summary of the views of the public following the consultation will be presented to the LCC executive on February 8. Final budget recommendations will be made on February 18.